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SUTTON & STRAWBERRY LODGE - Overview

 

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6th Form and Post 16 – Our Learners’ Pathways to Success

Education at Eagle House Group has a strong focus on building skills in readiness for each learner’s future and life beyond school. Our co-educational specialist provision for 16 to 19 year old learners supports young people who have a primary diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. The majority of our learners move into the 6th Form or post 16 departments from our school but we also welcome new learners who wish to join at Key Stage 5.

Eagle House Group has been working with children and young people with an autism spectrum disorder and associated difficulties for over 14 years. We have extensive skills, knowledge and expertise in the field of autism education and therapeutic intervention and are accredited by the National Autistic Society. We are very well placed to introduce our young people to the world of a Further Education (FE) college and the work place.

We believe that all young people have the right to a post 16 education that will prepare them for life so they can be as confident and as independent as they can be – to become active and involved members of society.

Entering post 16 education marks a crucially important stepping stone and pathway through to a successful and meaningful adult life.

The Post 16 department is across two sites: Eagle House 6th Form (Strawberry Lodge) and Post-16 Eagle House School (Sutton).

Our Approach

Our aim is to support our learners to reach their full potential and become functionally and emotionally literate young adults.

We support them in their self-regulation, social needs and emotional needs through our embedded therapeutic model and this enables learners to become more effective in self-management, self-awareness and more self-confident.

Our curriculum for all pathways has functional life skills at its core, with a view that all learners will leave us as functionally able adults, able to make positive choices about the next stage of their lives. We place emphasis on developing a learner voice to support their needs and ensure they are able to engage safely in the wider society, demonstrating an understanding of Fundamental British Values. The curriculum offer for each pathway is underpinned by the Governments ‘Preparation for Adulthood’ initiative.

All learners access a broad and balanced educational offer. At Eagle House our curriculum promotes functionality to enable all learners (regardless of starting point or cognitively ability) to navigate their environment, the world around them and make a positive contribution.

Learners take a number of different accreditations including Functional Life and Living Skills, Functional literacy and numeracy qualifications together with accreditations in music, arts, sports and other subjects such as science.

Functional literacy and numeracy targets are embedded across the curriculum. For example, learners will further develop their numeracy through Work Experience, Art, Forest Schools or Music. Learner’s talents and interests are encouraged and the curriculum; bespoke to each individual’s needs.

We build every learner’s self-esteem and confidence and (irrespective of their cognitive ability) all learners participate in either external and/or internal work experience placements as part of their World of Work learning.

There are a number of internal work experience opportunities including work in our professionally run Café Bleu and embarking on their own enterprise initiatives. Where learners are able to manage, we also have opportunities for external work experience in, for example, garden centres, shops, restaurants. The opportunities for learners are numerous and varied with just the right amount of focused support learners need in order to succeed.

This includes support and access to:

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Speech & language therapy

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Occupational therapy

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Assistant psychology

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Pupil wellbeing officer

A ‘Learner Centred’ Approach

The starting point is to identify the right pathway.  Placing each young person at the centre of our learner centred process, we work collaboratively with each individual, their parents, their key staff and the important people in their lives to create a personal pathway that allows us to meet their educational, social and communication needs including tapping into those all-important special skills and interests they may well have developed.

We create an individual programme of study for each learner, that is unique to them, with the aim of being as creative as we can in finding the right vocational and work opportunities. We aim to spark the imagination, ambition and interest of each learner to create a day that is meaningful, purposeful and motivating.

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Schools' Business Office:

020 8770 7788

Eagle House School (Mitcham):

020 8687 7050

Eagle House School (Sutton & POST 16 Department):

020 8661 1419

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020 3745 8760

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